February 8, 2016

Dinner at Los Labradores

Greetings my Lovelies.  I'm sure, somewhere in this old world, you are making yourself a wonderful, creative day.

Last evening, I was invited to have dinner with friends of Kathleen and Ivan who are staying in a villa at Los Labradores, a development just outside of San Miguel.   When I first came to San Miguel and was thinking about staying, I looked at the houses being built and actually considered living there.  It has grown since then and is becoming quite a large development with different sizes of villas, all built in pods around water features.  Quite lovely, however, I did make the right choice in building where I am.  I have much more privacy, which I value.  The place does have it's pros though - in the country, lovely views  of the mountains from roof top terraces, a pool, gym and cafe, with regular transportation into San Miguel.

Judy  and her husband, Tom who prepared the lovely dinner owned a restaurant in Michigan, which they retired from a couple of years ago.  Judy still writes a column for the local paper, and was using the dinner she served us to entice her readers to have a Mexican Fiesta.  The enchaladas were heavenly, served with black beans and a salad.  For dessert? The most incredible flan I have ever tasted.  Rich in flavour and perfect in texture it was absolutely sublime. A wonderful evening was had by all.
 The Villas of Los Labradores

Built in pods around lovely water features.

Kathleen and Ivan's Villa

Kathleen in her kitchen

A lovely mosaic bench ... WANT.

Views from the roof

Those beautiful mountains ...

Enjoying freshly made guacamole on the roof terrace.

Obviously enjoying the view ...

More starlings enjoying the view


Cool enough to have the fire on

The Motley Crew ...

A beautiful, tasty, exquisite meal.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Always a pleasure to read your comments.  Enjoy your day.

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
~ Ruth Reichl


  1. Yes indeed, a lovely dinner in a more modern area with treasured friends. The new area lacks the individual personality from many of the older sections of SMA. Kathleen and Ivan will surely miss you. Absorb all the love and attention you are receiving, well deserved for a lovely, talented lady, DONNA.

  2. What a wonderful place to live, love the houses and ambiance, just beautiful! Glad you had another good outing. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Beautiful pictures -- you are making me hungry!
    sandy xx

  4. An amazing place! What wonderful villas and an amazing view!
    Enjoy your days there dear Donna!

  5. Oh that meal!!!
    Yum Yum Yum!
    AND in such a glorious setting.
    Wonderful photos... the bird enjoying the view makes me smile too.
    The architecture is really enchanting.
    What a treat to arm chair travel when I visit with you dear Donna.
    My chair has wings....
    Thank you oxo